Tuesday, January 26, 2010


(Continuing our Meringue Dessert Escapade)

Another way to use the yolks left over from making the meringue shell is to have a lemon pudding on top.  We tried Betty Crocker's (1976) Lemon Schaum Torte:

Meringue Shell (I used half of my favorite recipe)
3/4 C. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 C. water
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 T. butter
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/3 C. lemon juice
1 C. whipping cream

Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt in medium saucepan.  Stir in water gradually.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, till mixture thickens & boils.  Boil and stir 1 minute.  Stir at least half the hot mixture gradually into egg yolks.  Blend into hot mixture in pan.  Boil and stir 1 minute.

Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon peel, and lemon juice.  Cool to room temperature.  Spoon into shell.  Chill at least 12 hours.  Whip the cream and spread on top.
Before the Whipping Cream:

We did not like this recipe.  There was a dry gummy taste to it, perhaps from the cornstarch?  And of course, I've never grated a lemon without scubbing my hand up, so I vote for avoiding this altogether!  Maybe if we found a different lemon pudding filling, it would be more appealing to us, BUT:  WHO CARES, WHEN YOU CAN HAVE PAVLOVA WITH FRUIT ON TOP??  Here are directions.


  1. lol Sounds to me like you have found your favorite dessert and can skip the experimenting.And, last night I was in a Hallmark store and thought of you and your need for a cute buddy when I saw a pink hedgehog. http://www.barrysbeanies.com/images/temp%20images/SmittenII.gif  :)

  2. @TobyBo - Thank you for the hedgehog!  My son has a Ty one that is very cute too.  For right now, I'm experimenting with the lion.

  3. I love lemon pie. I've never tried it with the kind of shell you made in the last picture. I like lemon pies with a crumb topping too. Yummy!

  4. I confess I have never eaten a lemon meringue  but I like much the meringue apple ( apple sauce ) that my wife makes . A delight .Another dssert she makes is called "floating island" : blocks of meringue floating on a cream ( English cream or crème anglaise ) .. The grandchilfren love this.LoveMichel

  5. @fauquet - Thank you for the recipe!  We will definitely have to try this one.

  6. do you have a favorite recipe now for meringues? I want to do some with chocolate chips this weekend.  :)

  7. I love lemon meringue! And the pictures of Sharpie et al were hysterical!

  8. thank you so much! they are going into the oven tonight.  :)